# Traffic Engineering Questions and Answers – Parking Surveys – 1

This set of Traffic Engineering Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Parking Surveys – 1”.

1. What information does parking surveys not provide?
a) Data regarding availability of parking space
b) Data regarding the extent of its usage
c) Data regarding parking demand
d) Data regarding pedestrians path

Explanation: Parking surveys do not provide data regarding pedestrians path. Parking surveys provide information about the availability of parking space, extent of its usage, and parking demand.

2. Which of the following parking statistics is expressed by accumulation curve?
a) Parking accumulation
b) Parking volume
d) Parking turnover

Explanation: Parking accumulation is the parking statistics that is expressed by the accumulation curve. Accumulation curve is the graph attained by plotting the number of bays occupied with respect to time.

3. The area under accumulation curve is known as _______
b) Parking accumulation
c) Parking volume
d) Parking turnover

Explanation: The area under accumulation curve is known as the Parking load. Parking load is also obtained by multiplying the number of vehicles occupying the parking area at each time interval with the time interval.

4. Parking turnover is expressed as _________
a) number of vehicles per bay per time duration
b) vehicle hours
c) accumulation curve
d) turnover curve

Explanation: Parking turnover is expressed as number of vehicles per bay per time duration. Parking load is expressed as vehicle hours and the accumulation curve represents parking accumulation.

5. Which of the following parking statistics gives an aggregate measure of how effectively the parking space is utilized?
a) Parking index
c) Parking accumulation
d) Parking turnover

Explanation: Parking index is the parking statistics which gives an aggregate measure of how effectively the parking space is utilised. The parking index is also called occupancy/efficiency.
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6. Parking index is defined as __________
a) the ratio of the number of bays occupied in a time duration to the total space available
b) ratio of total vehicle hours to the number of vehicles parked
c) total number of vehicles parked at a given duration of time
d) number of vehicles parked at a given instant of time

Explanation: Parking index is defined as the ratio of the number of bays occupied in a time span to the total space available. It can be found out by, Parking index = (Parking load/Parking capacity)x100.

7. Fixed period sampling of parking surveys is similar to which of the following surveys?
a) In-out survey
c) Turnover Surveys
d) Duration Surveys

Explanation: Fixed period sampling of parking surveys is similar to In-out survey. In this survey all vehicles are counted at the beginning of the survey and then again after a fixed time interval of 15 minutes to1 hour.

8. Parking duration and turn over is not obtained in which of the following survey?
a) In-out survey
c) Turnover Surveys
d) Cordon count

Explanation: In-out survey does not provide parking duration and turn over as data concerning the time duration for which a particular vehicle used that parking lot is not noted.

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